Name of man who killed two then shot himself at Memphis U.S. Postal Service facility released

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE 10/14/2021 – The United States Postal Inspection Service has released the name of the shooter in Tuesday’s deadly shooting at a postal facility in Orange Mound.

The USPIS said 28-year-old Johntra Haley, a USPS city carrier assistant, died from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound after shooting and killing two employees inside: station manager James Wilson Jr., 47, and supervisor of customer services Demetria Dortch, 37.

Investigators said witnesses indicate Haley shot Wilson and Dortch, then killed himself. They said the gun used was bought by Haley in 2017, and they had no prior complaints or reports involving him.

Haley had been with the USPS since July 2021.

Wilson Jr. had been with the USPS since 2001. Dortch had been with USPS since 2015.

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information, please contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 (say “Law Enforcement”) or the Memphis Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH (2274). Please reference U.S. Postal Inspection Service Case Number 3535074-WPV.


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